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Bossypants Audiobook

Bossypants

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Why we think it's Essential - Witty, finely-crafted, and meant to be heard, Bossypants is one of my favorite audiobooks of all time. Tina Fey knows how to deliver a good punch-line – and does so hilariously throughout her memoir. Her self-deprecating humor shines through, and this half-memoir, half-stand-up routine left me laughing for all in the subway car to hear. From her days in the Second City comedy troupe, to Saturday Night Live, to Hollywood, Fey's stories and memories will leave you in stitches. —Jess

Publisher's Summary

Before Liz Lemon, before "Weekend Update", before "Sarah Palin", Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher. She also had a dream that one day she would be a comedian on TV.

She has seen both of those dreams come true.

At last, Tina Fey's story can be told. From her youthful days as a vicious nerd to her tour of duty on Saturday Night Live; from her passionately halfhearted pursuit of physical beauty to her life as a mother eating things off the floor; from her one-sided college romance to her nearly fatal honeymoon - from the beginning of this paragraph to this final sentence.

Tina Fey reveals all, and proves what we've all suspected: you're no one until someone calls you bossy.

Includes special, never-before-solicited opinions on breastfeeding, princesses, Photoshop, the electoral process, and Italian rum cake!

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2011 Tina Fey (P)2011 Hachette Audio

What the Critics Say

"I hope that's not really the cover. That's really going to hurt sales." (Don Fey, Father of Tina Fey)

"Do not print this glowing recommendation of Tina Fey's book until I've been dead a hundred years." (Mark Twain)

"Hilarious and insightful. Laugh-out-loud funny - oh no, a full moon. No! Arrgh! Get away from me! Save yourself!" (A Guy Turning into a Werewolf)

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    Amazon Customer Bolingbrook, IL, United States 03-16-13
    Amazon Customer Bolingbrook, IL, United States 03-16-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Funny"
    If you could sum up Bossypants in three words, what would they be?

    Funny, well narrarated.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The first half was hilarious.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The chapters on growing up.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Yes. I laughed aloud while reading it.


    Any additional comments?

    Good book.

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    Rachel Chicago, IL, United States 03-15-13
    Rachel Chicago, IL, United States 03-15-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Meant to be performed"
    Would you listen to Bossypants again? Why?

    I would! And I have, while sharing it with others. It is hilarious, well-written, and meant to be performed - what more could you expect from a comedian, right?


    Have you listened to any of Tina Fey’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I am familiar with Tina Fey's work on television. I enjoyed this more, because it was an insight to her life, with the same quirky view on things.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, though I didn't have time for that. It took three sittings.


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    Andrew Houston, TX, United States 03-14-13
    Andrew Houston, TX, United States 03-14-13 Member Since 2007
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    "Kotex Classic"

    Since I am a male, I didn't fully appreciate all of the humor in the book. Kind of like the male writers she describes in her book when she proposed the SNL commercial for Classic Kotex. However, I do not have a jar in my office.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    M. Barbera 03-14-13
    M. Barbera 03-14-13
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    "I LOVE TINA FEY"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, because it is relevant, and funny!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Obviously Tina


    Which character – as performed by Tina Fey – was your favorite?

    Whiny people


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    She is the funniest woman alive. I laughed out loud multiple times and the "mother's prayer for her daughter" is the best. She gets it. Tina, we should be friends, we have a lot in common :)

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    Rebecca SANTA FE, NM, United States 03-14-13
    Rebecca SANTA FE, NM, United States 03-14-13
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    "Tina Fey makes me proud to be a woman"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    To all my ladies, all I can say is that this book makes me laugh at myself because I'm laughing at Tina Fey for laughing at herself (and all the silly things she's done in her attempt to be a woman/ feminine/ attractive/ fit into societal standards of being the female gender). It makes me take life less seriously, but be more serious about life (I'm inspired by her dedication to her craft), which is seriously great.

    For all the dudes- get some perspective on this funny lady who taps into the psyche of most of the non-supermodel females out there (ok, some super models may share her sentiments as well). And listen because she's a bad ass, and great at what she does- which is make people laugh (while simultaneously causing you to question the foundation of your deepest beliefs). Ok that might be a bit of an exaggeration, but she's got some good "pokes" in there that will leave you pondering.


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    Heidi Santa Margarita, CA, United States 03-14-13
    Heidi Santa Margarita, CA, United States 03-14-13
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    "Hilarious!"
    If you could sum up Bossypants in three words, what would they be?

    I liked Tina Fey before listening to her book, but now I like her a lot!! I loved that Tina Fey did the narrating of her book. She's so funny! The book is a great way to get to know Tina better and a facinating look behind the scenes of the TV (SNL, 30 Rock) business.


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    Bill Seven Fields, PA, United States 03-12-13
    Bill Seven Fields, PA, United States 03-12-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Funny Chick Flick kind of book"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    To a female


    Would you recommend Bossypants to your friends? Why or why not?

    Yes with the understanding of what it is about


    Which character – as performed by Tina Fey – was your favorite?

    Tina


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Maybe


    Any additional comments?

    Nice book, you find your mind wandering from time to time

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Feger 03-12-13
    Feger 03-12-13
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    "For Americans only"
    Would you try another book from Tina Fey and/or Tina Fey?

    No


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Nelson Mandela


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    Performance was fine. Seemed that the audio deviated from the book.


    Any additional comments?

    The entire book is very much geared towards people who are American or lived there fore a long time and are into talk shows and the like.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    nancy Astoria, Oregon, United States 03-12-13
    nancy Astoria, Oregon, United States 03-12-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Very funny but not laugh out loud"
    What made the experience of listening to Bossypants the most enjoyable?

    I enjoyed that it was read by the author with several additional remarks specifically relating to the audio version


    Would you recommend Bossypants to your friends? Why or why not?

    Yes, it was a good listen


    Which character – as performed by Tina Fey – was your favorite?

    Herself


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jodi Muller Olympia, Washington United States 03-12-13
    Jodi Muller Olympia, Washington United States 03-12-13

    Teacher-Librarian, an a avid audible listener:)

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    "Could Not Stop Smiling and Laughing!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, and I have to everyone! This is a smart, hilarious, down to earth book. I loved every second of it and will be making sure my daughters in college listen to it! This is in my top favorite books, and that is saying a lot because, I am a Librarian and I have quite a collection of favorite books!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bossypants?

    Her prayer for her daughter, she nailed every worry that I have for my daughters.


    Which character – as performed by Tina Fey – was your favorite?

    Well, she was not really performing but reading her life, so I guess she is awesome, because the book was so good.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Watch this movie, you will laugh your ass off.....be....


    Any additional comments?

    Thank you Tina, you are as inspiring as you are funny.

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